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Eduard Topchjan

Conductor
Artistic Director & Principal Conductor, Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra
Artistic Director, Yerevan International Music Festival

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Eduard Topchjan conducts Rodrigo’s Guitar Concerto in Germany

Eduard Topchjan conducts Rodrigo’s Guitar Concerto in Germany

Conductor Eduard Topchjan will travel to Germany for a very special concert featuring Rodrigo’s Guitar Concerto Aranjuez He will be accompanied by guitarist Heike Matthiesen and the Magdeburgische Philharmonie Alongside the guitar concerto Topchjan and the orchestra will peform pieces by Seehafer, Debussy and De Falla, set in the beautiful surroundings of Stendal, Germany, at ...

Eduard Topchjan & Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra join WMM

Eduard Topchjan & Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra join WMM

Wright Music Management is delighted to announce two new additions to its roster: Armenian conductor Eduard Topchjan for worldwide General Management, and a consultancy with the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra (ANPO), of which Topchjan has been Artistic Director & Principal Conductor since 2000 Throughout its history, ANPO has worked with leading artists such as David ...

Biography

Armenian conductor Eduard Topchjan studied conducting with Ohan Durian, receiving mentorship from Claudio Abbado, Nello Santi, and Sir Georg Solti.  He is internationally renowned for his extensive repertoire, which includes numerous commissions and premieres of works by leading composers of the present day.

As Artistic Director & Principal Conductor of the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra (2000-present), Topchjan has toured extensively worldwide, including a 15-concert tour of Japan in 2008, and performances at such festivals as the White Nights of the Mariinsky Theatre.  Under his dynamic and charismatic leadership, the orchestra received its ‘national’ status.

As a guest conductor, Topchjan enjoys working regularly with Frankfurt Oper am Main, Gulbenkian, Prague Radio Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic, Russian National, and the SWR Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra.  Artistic collaborations include those with Sergei Babayan, Placido Domingo, Julia Fischer, Steven Isserlis, Daishin Kashimoto, Kim Kashkashian, Sergey Khachatryan, Emmanuel Pahud, Simon Trpčeski, and Pinchas Zukerman, amongst others.

In recognition of his artistry, Topchjan holds such awards as the Gold Medal from the Armenian Ministry of Culture (2011), a Knighthood from the Italian Order of Merit for Labour (2013), and the Armenian President’s Medal for Services to the Motherland (2016).

Reviews

Eloquent, capturing the very essence of beauty…
- Los Angeles Times
Under the direction of Eduard Topchjan, this concert thrilled the audience… Impeccable and meticulous.
- La Nueva España